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The Alchemy of Davos

This January, I had an opportunity to do fieldwork at Davos for my research on the role of political, cultural and economic elites in world politics and international relations. Davos is an Alpine resort in Switzerland but in this context it stands for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), which has been… Read More »

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“Youth apathy is not the general trend” – An interview with Ferran Davesa

”Young people are very critical and motivated, it’s just that they don’t agree with what has been called the politics as usual”, says Political Scientist Ferran Davesa. Davesa has found that there is a big gap between what the youth expect and their experience of the way society actually works. Even though the 21st century… Read More »

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The BRICS Dilemma

Since its inception in 2009, the BRICS (as of 2011 composed of Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) has forcefully argued that in the emerging world order, the West lacks both the moral and political authority to set the rules of globalisation and dictate for sovereign states how they should or should not behave. Moreover,… Read More »

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“Turkey is facing a cold reality” – An interview with Professor Kemal Kirişci

A lot has changed since Professor Kemal Kirişci’s last visit to Tampere 40 years ago. During this time, Kirişci has seen the end of the Cold War with its profound consequences including the rise and fall of European integration and EU-Turkey relations. But what has actually happened? What are the reasons behind these developments? After… Read More »

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Requirements for knowledge management in the public sector

Two ways of seeing the strategic role of knowledge in organizations The wider perspective takes knowledge-based value creation into consideration and aims at understanding how knowledge as a strategic resource makes a difference in a competitive sense. The narrower approach focuses on decision-making and reflects an attempt to rationalize organizations’ decision-making processes. Although the wider […]

A new insight into the operations of the Faculty of Management

Welcome to the Vaikuttaja (“The Influencer”) blog! This University of Tampere Faculty of Management blog provides a new channel for conveying information about our research activities. It is intended to serve as a window for you readers into the developments at our faculty. If a story you read here seems interesting, please contact the author… Read More »

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Guidelines for managing knowledge-intensive organizations

During the past twenty years, a vast amount of academic work has been done in the area of managing knowledge-intensive organizations. Our recent literature review synthesizes the discussion on the management of knowledge-intensive organizations and answers two research questions: first, what are the key characteristics of knowledge-intensive organizations and knowledge work, and second, what are […]

Principles of Performance Dialogue

The literature acknowledges the importance of interpretative processes, discussion and organizational learning in public performance management, but a knowledge gap remains concerning the mechanism of performance dialogue. To fill this gap, our article studies the principles of performance dialogue and collaborative performance management in public administration. The paper analyzes the evolution of performance management practices […]

FSD preserves your data and opens it for other researchers

The first EDUSTA-Gallery exhibition of the year 2017 introduces the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD). The FSD, situated in Virta-building, provides a single point of access to a wide range of digital research data for learning, teaching and research purposes.


Kasvatustieteiden yksikkö on toteuttanut joulukuusta 2015 alkaen koulutusvientinä opettajankoulutuksen maisteriohjelmaa Acehissa Indonesiassa. Olemme koostaneet pitkin matkaa napatuista kuvista näyttelyn Virta-rakennuksen EDUsta Galleriaan. Näyttelyn avajaiset pidetään keskiviikkona 26.10. klo 12.30 1.kerroksen aulatilassa.